The Delaware Marathon
Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington, DE
Sunday, April 23 @ 7:00am
Registrants must be 13 years of age and be able to complete the full 26.2 mile course in under 7 hours (16 min/mile pace). Those who are under 13 may still be eligible to participate but must seek a waiver by contacting [email protected].
The marathon field will be capped at 1,000 runners, with a total of 3,000 runners in all events; although the Race Director reserves the right to change the size of the marathon field.
Online registration for the Delaware Marathon™ will close April 21, 2023 at 11:59pm or earlier if the field is filled. In-Person Registration will be available at the expo if space remains. Please register early to take advantage of the best pricing and to avoid a sell out.
Once you have registered, please take the time to confirm the accuracy of the information. You may be able to look up and edit your information by following the instructions HERE.
If we are forced to switch to a virtual event, all participants will have the choice to run virtually or defer their entry to 2024. All virtual runners will receive their medal and UA race shirt in the mail.
NO FAXED OR EMAILED ENTRIES | NO REFUNDS | NO RACE TRANSFERS
2023 Marathon Course
The first 13 miles of the marathon race route travels across beautiful Brandywine Park on the Brandywine River, along prestigious parkways, through historic neighborhoods of Wilmington, near the 100 year old tower in Rockford park and past downtown’s Rodney Square. The second half of the marathon route is along the scenic and tranquil Jack Markell Trail making its way almost to New Castle and returning to the festivities at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park for the post race celebration with the other race participants.
Objects in this image appear larger than they actually are 😉. Max elevation is 185 ft.
JOIN A SOCIAL TEAM
Having the support of your friends during your training and race is priceless, but we decided to add an extra incentive! Regardless of when your teammates register, the entire group will get a $10 refund once your team reaches 10 or more members. The refund will go directly back to the card used to pay for registration. PLUS there’s potential for teams to win extra benefits and deals!
💰 TEAMS OF 10 OR MORE CAN SAVE $10 PER TEAM MEMBER
🎪 TEAMS OF 40 OR MORE GET A TENT AT THE FINISH LINE
🎁 PRIZES FOR THINGS LIKE THE BIGGEST & FESTIVE TEAMS
✨ INCREASE THE FUN BY RUNNING TOGETHER
🥇PICK ANY OR ALL THE RACE DISTANCES!
YOUR 2023 MEDAL AND INSPIRATION COIN
The Delaware Running Festival aims to celebrate your entire journey and those who help you get there.
A tradition that started in 2020 continues this year with finishers of the Delaware Running Festival receiving a medal that contains a removable Inspiration Coin. Participants are encouraged to keep their medal for themselves and share the magnetic coin with some who inspired them along their Delaware RunFest journey. Who is your inspiration? A training partner, a mentor, a friend or family member? We know it takes a lot of commitment from you and your support group to get you to race day.
2023 RACE PREMIUMS
Full marathon participants will receive an Under Armour performance tee. Women’s will be a royal blue long sleeve while the men’s is a paterned black long sleeve!
More About the Inspiration Coin concept– The idea behind the design was inspired by long time Corrigan Sports supporter Sid Busch. Sid is Navy veteran and runs selflessly on behalf of fallen soldiers. Sid presents the medal he earns to the soldier’s family. Challenge coins are a long honored military tradition that are shared and traded among units. Our Delaware Medal melds these two concepts together. The medal is the participant’s to keep and display proudly. The Inspiration Coin is meant to be paid forward to a person or group who helped inspire the participant to achieve their life goals, such as running our race.